See the Jaguars That Competed in the 2015 Mille Miglia

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Model driver, model navigator. Jodie Kidd and David Gandy in their XK120, day two of Mille Miglia 2015
Model driver, model navigator. Jodie Kidd and David Gandy in their XK120, day two of Mille Miglia 2015

The 33rd reenactment of the Mille Miglia, the original race that was held between 1927 and 1957, took place from May 14th to May 17th.

The four-day race commenced from Brescia to Rimini. Day two continued from Rimini to Rome. Day three began in Rome and ended in Parma. Lastly, on day four racers retuned to Brescia.

James Martin’s D-type entertaining the crowds
James Martin’s D-type entertaining the crowds

More than 400 vehicles participated in the 2015 race, including nine of the British luxury vehicle manufacturer Jaguar. Supported by a team of Jaguar Heritage technicians, fans observed three C-types, three D-types, two XK120s and an XK140 driven by famous faces from the world of motorsport, TV and music.

The first of the C-types, NDU 289, which competes in 2015 event nearly 62 years after appearing in the original Mille Miglia driven by Mario Tadini and Franco Cortese. At the 2015 Mille Miglia, the NDU 289 was operated by Jaguar Vehicle Integrity Chief Engineer, Mike Cross.

Following the 1,000-mile race across Italy, Jaguar is celebrating a successful run. The British luxury can manufacturer finished the race with not just one, but two cars inside the top 200.

The NDU 289 driven by Cross, who was accompanied by Telegraph journalist Mike Harvey, topped the charts finishing at 153rd place. Not too far behind were model and TV presenter Jodie Kidd and model and GQ.com columnist David Gandy, who were driving the OOF 748, a Jaguar XK120 roadster. They finished at 171st place. This was also the second time Kidd operated the vehicle dubbed “Betsey” in a Mille Miglia race.

Other notable participants included:

Rapper Example and his father Michael Gleave in the Jaguar XK140.
Rapper Example and his father Michael Gleave in the Jaguar XK140.
  • Rapper and musician Elliot Gleave, also known as Example, who drove with his father, Michael Gleave in the TAC 740, an XK140.
  • Royal Automobile Club Motoring Committee Chairman, Ben Cussons, who was accompanied by journalist Alex Goy. Cussons drove his own Jaguar C-type, PUG 676.
  • Racing legend, Derek Bell and art collector Adam Lindemann, drove the KSF 182, a C-type.
  • Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr. Ralf Speth and Tony O’Keeffe raced in the 280 BPE, an XK120 roadster.
  • Car connoisseur and owner of the D-type NVC 260, Simon Kidston raced with journalist Jason Barlow

(Photos via Jaguar)

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